Blog: May 2017

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What’s in the manifestos for restorative justice?

Jon Collins
22 May 2017

With the general election a little over two weeks away, campaigning is in full swing and the main three parties have published their manifestos.

As expected, crime and criminal justice have not been prominent in the campaign so far, with the exception of the fallout from Dianne Abbott’s excruciating interview on the cost of Labour’s pledge to recruit 10,000 more police officers. But all of the manifestos contain the obligatory sections on law and order, so what do they tell us about the prospects of restorative justice in the next parliament?